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831 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7532
+1 212-980-1010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bagels” (729 reviews)
“ny bagel” (23 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
831 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7532
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best bagel on planet earth. Old NY place with hipsters, tourists, locals and cops. Awesome boiled bagels, help behind the counter that moves it along and a cool vibe. Super busy on the weekend so go early!

Thank jfrisco1969
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good bagel spot. So warm there was no need to have them toasted. You can eat in or take out. Tasty enough that I went back happily.

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a Nova bagel with cream cheese. It was delicious! There is so much choice, not only are there so many different bagels, but also there are so many different toppings to choose from! I will definitely be going back!

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this bagel place. Each time we go to New York we always visit but beware you may have to wait in line (as they call it in USA) for some time as it is so popular. Inside you can watch the bagels been baked...More

Thank macleod2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

I come into the city a few times a year,,,Ess-a is one of my favorite stops. Great bagels/lox. I order extra and freeze them to bring a little NYC goodness back home to CT.

Thank Foodie_Mike1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast before going to Central Park. The place was packed. Lots of regulars. Better know what you want and how to order before it is your turn. The staff is not that friendly but the food is worth it. We had...More

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never knew that a bagel could taste so good being homemade! I wish we had one of these in MN. But be aware of the line.

Thank wildhockeylife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever you see a line of people outside an eatery in NYC you know for sure that it must be good, Ess a Bagel is certainly one of those places. They make the original New York boiled bagel and have all the schmeers to go...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are just wanting a bagel and cream cheese, find the quick line. You'll have to slather the cream cheese on yourself, but it's so much faster. We learned the hard way. Bagels were awesome. Warm. Fresh. Exactly what you'd expect to live up...More

Thank Ashley Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super yummy and super busy. Loved the chocolate chip cream cheese and the everything bagel with lox and cream cheese!

Thank Sarah W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have pumpkin bagels? or Garlic Pumpernickel?
26 October 2016|
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Response from Katie-Jane C | Reviewed this property |
No they don't, but still great bagels though!
hola. estoy con ganas de probar el queso filadelfia, jamas lo he probado.. tienen idea si en este local venden algun tipo de bagels con el autentico queso filadelfia? gracias!!!
18 February 2017|
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Response from Nolvi85 | Reviewed this property |
Hola ezequieln, allí tienen la plain cream cheese que para mí es bastante parecido. Puedes probar el bagel de salmón con ese queso...está delicioso. :) Espero haberte ayuado.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7532
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-1010
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